Birdsville Geothermal Area

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Area Overview

Geothermal Area Profile

Location: Birdsville, Queensland

Exploration Region: Australia - Great Artesian Basin

GEA Development Phase: Phase IV - Resource Production and Power Plant Construction

Coordinates: -25.9008°, 139.3508°

Resource Estimate

Mean Reservoir Temp: 98°C
371.15 K
208.4 °F
668.07 °R

Estimated Reservoir Volume:

Mean Capacity: 0.8MW
800 kW
800,000 W
800,000,000 mW
8.0e-4 GW
8.0e-7 TW

USGS Mean Reservoir Temp:

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History and Infrastructure

Operating Power Plants: 1

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Developing Power Projects: 0

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Power Production Profile

Gross Production Capacity: 0.08 MW
80 kW
80,000 W
80,000,000 mW
8.0e-5 GW
8.0e-8 TW

Net Production Capacity:

Owners  :
  • Ergon Energy

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Regulatory and Environmental Issues

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Exploration History

First Discovery Well

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Well Field Description

Well Field Information

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Average Temperature of Geofluid: 208 98°C
371.15 K
208.4 °F
668.07 °R

Sanyal Classification (Wellhead):

Reservoir Temp (Geothermometry):

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Sanyal Classification (Reservoir):

Depth to Top of Reservoir: 1230 m
1.23 km
0.764 mi
4,035.433 ft
1,345.14 yd

Depth to Bottom of Reservoir: 1280m
1.28 km
0.795 mi
4,199.475 ft
1,399.821 yd

Average Depth to Reservoir: 1255m
1.255 km
0.78 mi
4,117.454 ft
1,372.481 yd

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Geology of the Area

Geologic Setting

Tectonic Setting:

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Brophy Model:

Moeck-Beardsmore Play Type: CD-1: Intracratonic Basin

Geologic Features

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Host Rock Lithology: Sandstone

Cap Rock Age:

Cap Rock Lithology: Marine Sediments

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Geofluid Geochemistry


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NEPA-Related Analyses (0)

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ergon Energy. Birdsville Organic Rankine Cycle geothermal power station [Internet]. Ergon Energy. [cited 2015/04/28]. Available from:

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